Here’s another photo and post by Amy Bisson.
The Northern Canal Walkway has been quite accessible this summer, but even so, whenever I see the gates open, I like to take advantage of this quiet walk. The Merrimack River is normally rock-strewn at this point; this summer the water levels seem particularly low. Because the walkway is not always open, it doesn’t seem to get the same volume of use as the nearby Riverwalk. A little solitude can be a good thing.
The walkway is open from May 15 through October 15, however access to it depends on water level and current.
Please email me (at DickHoweJr[at]gmail.com) a photo from your favorite walk in Lowell so I can post it here on the blog.